More than 10,000 Turkey-backed Syrian rebels are fighting in Libya: War Monitor

A latest report of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has stated that over 10,000 Turkey-backed Syrian rebels are fighting in Libya, alongside the UN-backed Libyan government, to fight against the east-based Libyan National Army (LNA).

The war-monitor, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, further reported that so far, 16,000 Syrian rebels reached Libya through Turkey, 5,600 of them returned to Syria, after the contracts expired, while the rest are still in Libya.

Speaking of Turkish interest in Libya, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights states, Turkey’s goal in Libya now is, the battles for the oil fields and the city of Sirte.”

It is imperative to note that Turkey offers a monthly salary of 2,000 U.S. dollars for those who agree to go to Libya, on contracts between three and six months, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The report adds that those who returned are waiting to renew their contracts to return to Libya, as they are being well-paid over there.

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